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pauli_basis(num_qubits, weight=False, pauli_list=None)

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Return the ordered PauliTable or PauliList for the n-qubit Pauli basis.


  • num_qubits (int) – number of qubits
  • weight (bool) – if True optionally return the basis sorted by Pauli weight rather than lexicographic order (Default: False)
  • pauli_list (bool) – [Deprecated] This argument is deprecated and remains for backwards compatability. It has no effect.


the Paulis for the basis

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